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2023 13U National Western ChampionshipsAug 17-20   Fort McMurray, Alberta

Participant Info


We are very excited to welcome Baseball Canada back to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo this summer! We are thrilled to be your hosts for this year’s 2023 Baseball Canada 18U National Championship and 13U Western National Championship presented by Diversified Transportation Ltd.


Fort McMurray is located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB). The RMWB is a collection of several communities, of which Fort McMurray is the urban centre. Fort McMurray offers a wide range of services, including hotels, restaurants, retail stores and more. The majority of the retail and restaurant opportunities are located in the downtown core where you will find:

  • Peter Pond Shopping Mall (location of Sport Chek)
  • Mr. Mike’s
  • Tim Hortons
  • McDonald’s
  • Wendy’s
  • A&W
  • Canadian Tire
  • Wal-Mart
  • Boston Pizza
  • Earls
  • Montana’s
  • The Keg
  • A variety of independent restaurants and retailers

Fort McMurray also hosts tourist attractions, including the Oil Sands Discovery Centre where you can learn about the history of the oil sands in the region. Visitors can also check out Fort McMurray’s Heritage Shipyard and Heritage Village. Here is more information on Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo:


The two fields for the 2023 13U Western Championship are:

  • Bob Campbell Field, located next to Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place (entrance also through Legacy Dodge Field at MacDonald Island Park)
  • Howard Pew Park, Waterways neighborhood, Fort McMurray

The two fields for the 2023 18U National Championship are:

Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place is located at MacDonald Island Park, Canada’s largest recreation centre which features a full service facility including the Miskanaw Golf Club and Suncor Community Leisure Centre. Located in the Suncor Community Leisure Centre are several amenities, including the Syncrude Aquatic Centre, Legacy Dodge Fitness Centre, indoor running track, CNOOC Field House 1 & 2, Pepsi Climbing Wall, squash and racquetball courts, and more. Each player, coach, chef de mission, and umpire will also have complimentary day pass access to MacDonald Island Park on behalf of the 2023 Host Committee by showing your event accreditation to Guest Services to obtain your daily wristband.

MacDonald Island Park is also home to the Miskanaw Golf Club. From August 17th up to and including August

22nd, the following discounts are provided for participants, coaches, chef de missions, umpires, and Baseball Canada representatives. They include:

Driving Range:

Large Bucket – Regular Rate: $15              18U Nationals Discounted Rate: $7.50

Small Bucket – Regular Rate $10               18U Nationals Discounted Rate: $5

Daily Green Fee:

9 Holes – Regular Rate: $65                       18U Nationals Discounted Rate: $50

18 Holes – Regular Rate: $115                    18U Nationals Discounted Rate: $85

  • Complimentary club rentals will be provided
  • Based on availability
  • Please contact the Pro Shop to reserve your tee time up to 5 days in advance at 780.790.1812
  • Cancellations are requested 24 hrs in advance
  • Any participant who rents or drives a power cart will require a valid drivers license at time of purchase

More information regarding MacDonald Island Park can be found here:


Chef de Missions (Team Managers): Please provide your contact information as soon as possible to the 2023 Baseball Canada 18U National & 13U Western Host Committee Co-Chair Jodie Cooper at


4:30pm                 18U TEAM Photography (main entrance of Legacy Dodge Field)

5:40pm                 All Teams, Umpires, Officials down on event level of Legacy Dodge Field

6pm                      Opening Ceremonies at Legacy Dodge Field

6:45pm                 BBQ Dinner Commences in SMS Stadium for 18U Teams

6:45pm                 13U TEAM Photography (main entrance of Legacy Dodge Field) (Teams will be directed to BBQ in SMS Stadium after their team photo)

7:30pm                 Transportation begins back to hotels for teams

8pm                       Pre-Tournament Meetings in Shell Place Grand Ballrooms

(1 coach and 1 chef de mission must attend per team. Transportation will be provided for everyone back to the hotels after the meetings)


Opening Ceremonies for both championships will take place Wednesday, August 16th at 6pm at Legacy Dodge Field and is included in the purchase of your tournament pass. Participants will have a casual Welcome BBQ that will take place right after opening ceremonies in SMS Stadium. Start time will be approximately 6:45pm as noted above. This event is complimentary for players, coaches, managers, officials, and Baseball Canada representatives.

All teams are required to wear their uniforms for the Opening Ceremonies. Please come dressed and bring your cleats with you.


The pre-tournament meeting for each championship will take place on August 16th at 8:00pm in the Grand Ballroom at Shell Place (MacDonald Island Park). Two team representatives are asked to attend (Head Coach & Chef de Mission). Transportation will be provided back to the hotels after this meeting.


The Closing Ceremonies for both championships will take place following the 18U Gold Medal Game at Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place, MacDonald Island Park. This will be at approximately 8:30pm on Sunday August 20. All participating teams (Gold, Silver, Bronze medal winners) are required to wear their uniforms for the Closing Ceremonies.


On behalf of the 2023 Host Committee, we will be offering complimentary use of batting cages prior to game/practice time from August 16th to 21st for both Championships.

    • Cages will be available at Legacy Dodge Field and Ross Hennigar for 18U Nationals.
    • For 13U teams playing at Bob Campbell Field, batting cages are available inside the Suncor Community Leisure Centre (Enter through main entrance and it’s in the Field House past Guest Services)
    • Only turf or running shoes allowed in the cages. No metal cleats.
    • We suggest teams bring some practice baseballs to utilize in the cages.
    • One side of each cage can be used per team prior to their game time.

In addition, each team will have the opportunity to have one complimentary practice session at one of the two event venues for their respective championship.

Please contact or 780.791.0070 ext. 5110 to reserve your spot today. Practice times are schedule for 1 hr 20 minutes and are on a first come, first serve basis.


Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place:

August 15th 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm August 16th 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm

Ross Hennigar Field:

August 15th :10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm August 16th : 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm


Bob Campbell Field:

August 15th: 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm

August 16th: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm

Howard Pew Park:

August 15th : 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm August 16th : 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am. 1:00pm


The Host Committee has worked with a local company (Neville Productions) to provide live stream viewing for the 18U Championship:


Team Photography will take place prior to the Welcome BBQ on Wednesday, August 16th at Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place. All teams are required to wear their uniforms including cleats for their team photography session. Team photos may be pre-ordered online at and

Pre-orders are open now and the order deadline is August 20th. On August 17th, previews will be added to the online shop. Team photos will be mailed two weeks after the order deadline. For any questions about ordering, please reach out to One Wolf Creative directly at:


Local ground transportation is provided by the Host Committee and includes airport pick up/drop off, special event, practice, and game transportation between host hotels and the venues for players, coaches, and chef de missions. Teams are asked to provide your airport arrival and departure times to Jodie Cooper as soon as they are confirmed. A transportation schedule will be shared with each team’s Chef de Mission prior to the championship. A review of each team’s final transportation schedule will be completed for the duration of the tournament on Wednesday during the Pre-Tournament meeting. For any transportation inquiries after the pre-tournament meeting, please contact:

Mohamed – Diversified Transportation Rep – 780.881.2847

Jodie – Host Committee Co-Chair – 780.881.8225

* Reminder: No cleats on the busses 


Our 2023 Host Committee has partnered with Quality Hotel for the 13U Westerns Championship event.

Teams that book with this hotel will have a preferred rate of $105 + applicable taxes and teams will be able to utilize tournament transportation set-up by the host committee.

Reservations for the Championship will be made by teams directly with the hotel Sales & Catering Consultant, Maria Rogers, by contacting 1-780-215-5808 or by email with the booking code RRCWB 13U Western.

Complimentary breakfast is included in the booking. The hotel does offer catering services on-site, and has offered to work with teams to organize team lunch or dinners. If teams choose to book catering services, this is at the team’s expense. You can inquire about the catering options with Maria Rogers, the Sales & Catering Consultant. The block is reserved for a check-in starting August 15th and a check-out on August 22nd.

Teams or Provincial Associations are required to reserve their booking by July 28th. The block will be released after this point, meaning the preferred rate and availability cannot be guaranteed. Upon check-in teams will be required to provide a valid non-prepaid credit card to cover any incidentals that may be incurred during the stay. Should teams choose not to stay at this 13U partner hotel, the Host cannot guarantee the preferred rate nor ground transportation services during the championship event.


Family and friends can benefit from a preferred rate with Radisson Hotel & Suites.

The Family & Friends room block is held under “Baseball Canada 18U Championship” at a rate of $129 + applicable taxes per night until Tuesday, August 8, 2023. All rooms in this block are at the responsibility of the individual’s booking. 13U Friends and family can also access this room block.

To book you can contact the hotel directly at (587)-604-0447 and press #9 to speak with Front Office Agent directly, or through the following link:


Seventy Two Kitchen & Patio (This is located on site at MacDonald Island Park)

15% off all food & beverages for participants and parents (show championship accreditation at time of order)

Contact: 780.791.6933

Mr. Mike’s

10% off regular menu items for parents, access to the $20 or less Team Menu. Reservations would be appreciated! Please tip for large groups.

Contact: 780.215.6453

Boston Pizza

Access to Team Meal Menu and teams will receive 10% off on pre-orders. Let them know you are with the 18U/13U Championship)

Downtown (MacDonald Ave) – Call 780.743.5056

Timberlea (Millennium Drive) – 780.715.1999



There will be an opportunity to purchase Championship branded and Baseball Canada merchandise. Sales will occur throughout the event but will have limited stock.

A group, pre-order form for Championship merchandise will be shared with each team’s Chef de Mission. It is asked that team’s fill out this form and submit it “as a team” and not individually.


Walk In Clinics:

Franklin Avenue Community Care Clinic #203, 8706 Franklin Ave. Fort McMurray, AB. 1.780.715.1700

Hardin Medical Clinic

Unit 15 - 9711 Hardin Street Fort McMurray, AB 1.780.750.2180

Walk In and After Hours Clinic/ Access Medical Clinic:

8600 Franklin Avenue #327, Fort McMurray, AB 1.780.743.4553

Emergency Dental Service Providers:

Franklin Dental Care

201 - 8706 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB 1.780.790.0088

Morrison Centre Dental Group

201-9914 Morrison St. Fort McMurray, AB 1.780.809.4829

River City Dental

611-8600 Franklin Ave. Fort McMurray, AB 1.780.791.9797

Stoneycreek Village Dental

201 –100 Riverstone Ridge, Fort McMurray, AB 1.780.666.7327

Emergency Services/Hospital:

Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

24 hour service

7 Hospital Street, Fort McMurray, AB

Switchboard 780.791.6161 | Main Line 780.791.6217



Transportation has been arranged for Umpires. Once Umpires have been assigned by Baseball Canada, they are asked to contact the Host Committee’s Director of Umpires directly to discuss transportation details.

Director of Umpires: Marcus Erlandson 587.645.0755 or


The umpires meeting will take place on August 16th at 8:00pm in Grand Ballroom B at Shell Place (MacDonald Island Park).


Umpires, Baseball Canada Representatives, and Official Scorers have been assigned to the Prime Hotel:

Umpires have rooms reserved from August 16 - August 22. Accommodations are based on double

occupancy and will be paid for by the Host Organizing Committee. Your stay includes a daily breakfast buffet. Room listing must be provided ten days in advance to the Host Organizing Committee.

Umpires will still be required to provide a valid non-prepaid credit card at check in to cover any incidentals that may be incurred.

When booking for the officials, please quote the group code: 13UWE. To make the booking, call 780-790- 2000.


Baseball Canada 18U National Championship passes are available for purchase now. Tournament passes can be purchased online at

Players, Coaches, and Chef de Missions will receive complimentary access to all games and special events.

Tournament passes, which include access to all games for both 18U & 13U also include the Bronze Medal Game, Gold Medal Game, and Opening and Closing Ceremonies:

Tournament Passes




Senior (60+)


Youth (7-17)


Children 6 & Under



  • 13U Participating Teams Chef de Missions can request a discount code to share with their parent group to purchase tournament passes in advance at a discounted rate based on the 13U Championship format. Chef de Missions can email Jodie Cooper directly at to receive the discount code.
  • Prices subject to applicable taxes and ticketing fees.


Single day passes can be purchased for Thursday – Sunday which will provide access to all games during the purchased day both for 18U & 13U. Wristbands will be provided for those purchasing single day passes. Single Day Passes will go on sale first week of August.


Single Day Passes

Thursday – Saturday Price

Sunday Price




Senior (60+)



Youth (7-17)



Children 6 & Under





Tournament passes and single day passes will be available for pick up and/or purchase at MacDonald Island Park.

Any questions regarding Tournament Pass pickup for Ticketing can be sent to


Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place is equipped with a number of private suites for guests to experience the tournament away from the crowds. Baseball Suites have exceptional views of the stadium and include event tickets, VIP entrance and outdoor patio. Premium catering services available to order at an additional cost. Suite capacity is a maximum of 25 guests per suite.

Suite passes for the duration of the Baseball Canada 18U National Championships are $1,999+ Taxes & Fees and come with 25 lanyards for the full tournament. Suite inquiries can go to Host Committee Guest Experience Chair at